Reliance Jio’s initial steps in the Indian telecom scene changed the scenario of data prices forever. Other operators suffered a massive blow by Jio’s competitive pricing and extravagant marketing tactics. However, the big players obviously refused to give in to the pressure and constantly kept on chasing the prices to compete with Jio. The first one to take the step was Bharti Airtel. While other companies like Vodafone India and Idea Cellular suffered too, Airtel was the first one to get back up and act on the situation. The telcos did this by launching their own competitively priced plans which focused mainly on the 2GB/2.5GB data limit.
Right now, Jio offers a plethora of prepaid plans in the 2GB daily limit ranging from Rs 198, Rs 398, Rs 448 and lastly to Rs 498. To counter this price point from Jio, Airtel has launched its own plan centred on 2.5GB daily data limit which costs Rs 349. While Vodafone offers the same quantity of data in the same plan for Rs. 348, and Idea does it for Rs 357 for a validity period of 28 days.
Reliance Jio plans explained:
Jio currently has four plans in place, all of them capping the daily data limit at 2GB but extending for different time periods. The first plan costing Rs 198 offers 56GB of 4G data for 28 days, meaning 2GB data per day. It includes unlimited local, STD and roaming voice calls and also 100 SMSes and a subscription to Jio apps.
In the next price point of Rs 398, Jio offers 140GB of data for 70 days again translating to 2GB per day. Jio also offers the same service as before of unlimited local and STD calls along with 100 free SMSes and subscription to Jio apps. On the same lines, the next plan of Rs 448 offers 2GB per day data for 84 days totalling to 168GB of data. This plan also includes 100 free SMSes, subscription to Jio apps and free unlimited local and STD calls.
The highest plan offered by Jio in this segment is of Rs 498 giving us 182GB of data for 91 days. This plan also offers all the add-ons like free 100 SMSes, free unlimited local and STD calls and subscription to Jio apps.
Airtel offers a similar plan in this segment costing Rs 349 in which the telco is providing 70GB of 3G/4G data for 28 days. Just like Jio does for its users, Airtel offers its customers with 100 free SMSes, and unlimited local and STD calling. Airtel also has a 2.5GB data per day plan which is priced at Rs 549, and it gives benefits for 28 days.
Idea Cellular Plans
Idea offers all the same features like 56GB 4G data which is capped at 2GB per day. This plan is offered at the price of Rs 357 by Idea and also comes with unlimited STD and local calls and 100 SMSes. Same as Airtel, Idea Cellular also has a Rs 549 plan in some circles offering 2.5GB data per day for 28 days.
Vodafone walking on the same path as Jio and Airtel is offering its customers 2.5GB data per day for 28 days for Rs 348 (price varies with a circle). Vodafone also offers 100 SMSes, and unlimited STD and local voice calling just as same as the other offers.
Although all the four companies offer plans which are very much similar but if we make a close analysis of prices and services offered by them, Jio makes the cut as the best data service provider right now. The plans at which Jio offers data along with all the offers make it very attractive for students and all users alike.